Look what I did a week and a half ago! My sis-in-law and I went along together, and got "inked"! She is turning 40 next week, and thought it might be a nice way to mark, the beginning of the rest of her life! And she insisted that I go to! Mr T was away, so I thought it'd be a nice "surprise", when we met in Queensland! I've always loved Dragonflies. My sis-in-law, who's been going through quite a traumatic personal crisis, looked up the "meaning" of a dragonfly. Apparently they symbolise strength, determination and new beginnings. Perfect for her situation! She got a dragonfly too, but a different design- and hers has colour! Looks fantastic! So much so.. that I'm thinking of going back to get some colour put in my wings!
Because my design was so "straight", I wanted it up my spine. It was either my ankle or back... I went with back. I have more options as to whether I want it showing or not! Sis-in-law got hers on her shoulder.
It did hurt (specially the wings - felt like a stanley knife!) but sis-in-law and I were encouraging each other before we went in "we've given birth, without drugs... surely it can't be any worse than that?"!!! And she has had FIVE kids! It was all pretty quick, really, mine took about 15 mins and hers about 25 (as hers is a bit bigger).
I kept stressing to sis-in-law, (who kept asking me which design she should have) - "it's on YOU.... forever... you've gotta choose it.... and love it!!!" I wanted to incorporate the chinese symbol of "hope"... but it didn't look right. Maybe I could get that somewhere else?!!!